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Old 11-04-2009, 12:51 PM   #1
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Capacitor Testers


What do you use for testing caps?
Do you prefer a stand-alone cap tester or an all-in-one multimeter with cap test function?

I have an Amrad digital dual-cap tester, which I think is pretty neat, since it's the only dual-cap tester I've ever seen, as well as an older Supco model and a Fluke multimeter with cap test function.

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Old 11-25-2009, 11:32 AM   #2
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I use my Fieldpiece multimeter.
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I use a Fluke 116 multimeter
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Ya' know I surf the net looking for different brands of meters that have all the HVAC functions of a Fluke 116. I have found that all the brands I have come across vary in price but all have a cap tester function.

I have two Ideal meters, one a class II that is compact and cost $30 and a classIII that cost $50. The cap testers on all of them are all accurate as the hundred dollar meters.

I don't see any need for a dedicated cap tester cause all the multi meters come with them these days and there is no deficiency in accuracy from one to the next.
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Agreed. I do have a dedicated cap tester that I bought a long time ago, it still rides around on the truck just in case.
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Agreed. I do have a dedicated cap tester that I bought a long time ago, it still rides around on the truck just in case.

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You guys and you new fangled tools.

Not sure if the picture is showing up. I could not see it untill I logged in again. Anyone see it? Maybe I need to resize it.


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Can't read the scale.
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I will have to take a clear pic when I get back to the shop.
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Nice piece. i am a sucker for test equipment over 30 years old.
Hell, the wood box it comes in is a work of art and craftsmanship.

Old timers will remember the the day we first started out if you had an instrument like that you were branded a nerd. That was because we could not afford them back then. lol.
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Box closed with a old Baso T-couple tester.
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Can't read the scale.
Maybe the scale can be seen in this pic
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Maybe the scale can be seen in this pic
Cool. But it would never survive in the truck!!!

I dig old tools to the max.

Thanks for posting that.
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Hello,

I am using ESR meter for checking capacitor. Vincin's method will work with sufficiently large capacitor values. (Especially if one uses an analog meter.)
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ESR meter for capacitor , too.
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Please tell me the pasadena appliance repair . Broke a refrigerator from all. I know only one site is what((
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